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Address: Cartagena Bay, Cartagena, Spain
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Visited with two children was really interesting my kids loved it. From seeing a real cannon to travelling by boat it was a great day out. Staff were so friendly and couldn't do... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Visited with two children was really interesting my kids loved it. From seeing a real cannon to travelling by boat it was a great day out. Staff were so friendly and couldn't do enough for my kids.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Understand you can visit via a boat from cartegena harbour but I drove round it's only a few miles, can get a little confusing you have to go through the navel dockyard area, but worth the effort the walk upto the castle and the Feds are wonderful some times you can see the boats going in out the port so... More 

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Mazarron, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

When I went to visit the fort I drove there but I believe it is now accessible as part of the Barco Turisica (Tourist Boat) trip around the harbour and beyond. There is a screened presentation to start. You need to tell the staff which language to play. The rest of the tour is showing yourself around the ramparts and... More 

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Cartagena, Spain
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37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I usually go jogging around this area, beacuse of the low traffic and the views. If you are interested in lighthouses you may like it. Locals go there for fishing and reading in a quiet place. Actually, in a cloudy day it looks a little bit romantic.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Having purchased multiple entry tickets to various places we took advantage of the discount for the boat trip and visit the Christmas Fort.We did this on the morning of our departure caught the 11am sailing on the boat and after 10 minutes or so were dropped off on the Christmas fort for 45mins we were met by a guide who... More 

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Perth Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We were the only two from the tourist boat to visit the fort and were surprised to have the services of a guide to ourselves. She even met us off the boat and took us up to the fort. We saw a video presentation and had a very interesting look round at the well presented artefacts.We then got on the... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

The old fort is not very spectacular by itself and you can see everything there is to see in under an hour. That being said, if you are visiting multiple Puerto de Culturas museums (and you should) you can visit the Fort at a discount. You can stop by as a part of the tourist boat trip around the harbour... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Best taken alongside the tourist boat as it will take you out there and come pick you up on the way round again. A running commentary of the trip is blasted out over the loud speakers detailing some of the other fort's and gun emplacements on the opposite coastline. There is two boat trips, tourist boat and a catamaran, if... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

Check before you go it's in Cartagena Bay but map says Cabo de Palos (September 2013) catch the tourist ferry boat by the tourist info office Cartagena and you can get off the boat and be picked up an hour later to go back.

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Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Good place and a nice view :-D it was a bit small, however the fort was tactic placed. I learn a lot of Cartagena,s history by visiting the fort.

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